FAST FIVE: Top Execs Flee Facebook: Chief Product Officer, WhatsApp CEO Both Quit; Stock Tumbles

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For a few years, Chris has been discussing with me his desire to do something else.

I will really miss Chris, but mostly I am deeply grateful for everything he has done to build this place and serve our community.

Zuckerberg also announced that Will Cathcart will be new head of WhatsApp, and that Fidji Simo will be new head of the Facebook app; meanwhile Zuck said he doesn't plan to immediately appoint anyone to fill Cox's role.

“This is an important change as we begin the next chapter of our work building the privacy-focused social foundation for the future.

We have so much important work ahead and I'm excited to continue working to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together” Zuckerberg wrote.

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